Thursday, March 25, 2010
Head of Church of Child Rape Implicated in Coverup
"The pope, while he was still a cardinal, was personally warned about a priest who had molested as many as 200 deaf boys. But church leaders chose to protect the church instead of the children." (NY Times editorial)
Really is anyone surprised that the right-wing, anti-gay, former Hitler Youth member Pope Benedict joined his church's establishment in protecting a serial rapist in his clergy from prosecution? The jewel-encrusted corrupt entity that is the Catholic Church has long considered that its clergy have a God-given right to rape children without fear of legal retribution: to rape their minds, abuse them as slave labor, and in many many thousands of cases, literally sexually rape or abuse them. It's sad commentary on this power hungry organization that it's not shocking that the pope himself is directly implicated in the coverups. An excellent summary of the case in question is here. The rapist priest in question was disciplined by being moved to a different parish where he continued to work around children.
Jesus, as they say, wept.